Senior Airman Carl S. Sandberg distinguished himself by meritorious service while serving as Aerospace Medical Service Journeyman, 1st Fighter Wing Clinic, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 1st Fighter Wing, Langley Air Force Base, Virginia from XXXXXXXX to XXXXXXXX. During this period, Airman Sandberg deployed in support of Operation ENDURING FREEDOM and administered over 1,800 vaccines which ensured a one hundred percent military personnel health status. In addition, while serving with the Contingency Aeromedical Staging Facility, he provided manpower transport for more than 2,500 patients on 230 Aerovac missions leading to their safe evacuation. Moreover, Airman Sandberg's expert care and customer service contributed to the 1st Fighter Wing Clinic at National Aeronautics and Space Administration winning the 2nd Quarter Squadron Team Award. Finally, his participation was key to the 1st Medical Group achieving "Excellent" in the 2010 Inspector General inspection. The singularly distinctive accomplishments of Senior Airman Sandberg reflect great credit upon himself, the 1st Fighter Wing Clinic and the United States Air Force.
Staff Sergeant Alice B. Oakley distinguished herself by outstanding achievement while serving as Aerospace Medical Service Journeyman, 445th Aeromedical Staging Squadron, 445th Airlift Wing, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio from XXXXXXXX to XXXXXXXX. During this period, Sergeant Oakley's superior professionalism, knowledge, and leadership aided in a rating of Outstanding for the 445th Aeromedical Staging Squadron during Exercise Patriot Warrior 2017. She played an integral role in the training and preparation of all 445th members for the exercise. Her proactive efforts resulted in the successful construction and tear down of over 30 Alaskan tents and the stand up of a fully functioning 50-bed Enroute Patient Staging Facility. Additionally, Sergeant Oakley completed an Advanced Cardiac Life Support Course, enabling care for over 500 mannequin and simulated patients. Finally, Sergeant Oakley completed a Combat Litter Training Course which was crucial to life-saving measures, the movement of injured personnel, and ensuring their safe return home. The distinctive accomplishments of Staff Sergeant Oakley reflect great credit upon herself, the 445th Aeromedical Staging Squadron, and the United States Air Force.
Senior Airman Debra C. Ortiz distinguished herself by meritorious service as an Aerospace Medical Service Journeyman in the General Surgery Clinic, Surgical Operations Squadron, 96th Air Base Wing, Eglin Air Force Base, Florida from XXXXXXXX to XXXXXXXX. During this period, Airman Ortiz assisted in over 200 invasive surgical procedures and served as the Clinic's infection control program subject matter expert, mitigating medical complications. In addition, she served as the clinic liaison for over 35 Physician Assistants and Family Medicine Residents during their Surgical Clinic rotation. As a preceptor, Airman Ortiz instructed general surgical procedures and equipment operation to over 30 phase II and phase III students. Finally, while off-duty, she volunteered over one hundred hours for Airman Against Drunk Driving, Special Olympics, and other charitable causes. The distinctive accomplishments of Senior Airman Ortiz while serving her country reflect credit upon herself and the United States Air Force.
Senior Airman Marilyn P. Young distinguished herself by meritorious service as Aerospace Medical Service Apprentice, 81st Surgical Operations Squadron, 81st Medical Group, 81st Training Wing, Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi, from XXXXXXXX to XXXXXXXX. During this period, Airman Young demonstrated superior medical skills while supporting fourteen physicians, providing care to eighty thousand patients, and leading to the medical group's success in meeting its patient care goals. Additionally, Airman Young deployed for six months to the 332d Expeditionary Medical Group at Balad Air Base, Iraq in support of Operation IRAQI FREEDOM where she was a vital team member of the Contingency Aeromedical Staging Facility. In this critical assignment, she oversaw the transfer of more than three thousand patients, and assisted with the coordination of two hundred and twenty aeromedical evacuations, contributing to a ninety eight percent patient survival rate without incident or delay. Finally, Airman Young established a clinic program that monitored and improved the disinfection of equipment and hand washing techniques, and contributed to the 81st Medical Group's Health Services Inspection "Excellent" rating. The distinctive accomplishments of Senior Airman Young reflect great credit upon herself, the 81st Surgical Operations Squadron and the United States Air Force.